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coffee with the collector

Are you a seasoned or aspiring art collector? Join us for Coffee With the Collector to learn about collecting strategies, artists of note, and get an insider’s peek at this year’s festival with guest speaker Angie Dodson. Catered by FIVE.

Coffee With the Collector
Saturday, October 8, 10am-12pm
Location: RSVP on Main
424 Main Ave Northport, AL 35476
Admission: $20* pay at door or online - LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

Kentuck Members at the Big Dog and Fire Ant levels enjoy free admission. Kentuck Festival VIPs at the Benefactor and Collector levels enjoy free admission.

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Angie Dodson serves as the Director of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). She received her BA in Art History from the University of Florida and her MAT in Museum Education from the George Washington University. Angie’s professional path actually began at the MMFA where she served as Assistant Curator of Education for Adult Programs just after college. Then, after graduate school, Angie returned to her hometown of Charlotte, NC to serve as Curator of Education at the Museum of the New South. Missing life in Washington, she returned to DC to serve as Curator of Education at the Octagon, the Museum of the American Architectural Foundation. And, for the next 17 years she worked on staff at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. At Hillwood, she held a number of positions ranging from Assistant Head of Interpretation to Chief Operating Officer and Director of Learning & Engagement and Co-Chair of Exhibitions. In October 2018, Angie departed one museum home and love, Hillwood, to return to another, the MMFA. While her work settings have changed—art museum, history center, historic house, estate museum—the constants in Angie’s quarter century or so of work in museums has been visitor learning and drawing visitors into the heart of the institution. She's collected art all along the way and loves living with the works--and their stories--which are on view in every room of her 1915 cottage!